If you want to do something good for your skin this year, coconut oil is a great way to start. It is healthy, organic, and has so many exceptional health benefits inside and outside. Here are some ways to rejuvenate your skin with coconut oil.
Start with a Detox Bath
You can start using coconut oil on your skin by taking a detox bath. This allows you to remove toxins from your body, while also adding in some essential oils, Epsom salts, and coconut oil all at the same time. It can be really amazing for you, and provides loads of benefits.
Moisturize Your Hands
If you are dealing with dry and cracking hands, whether from the cold and dry weather, or just because you are prone to it, coconut oil can help. While lotion often helps as well, it is also loaded with a lot of other ingredients you might not want to use on your skin. By using the coconut oil, you can have a natural ingredient that is easy to use, and will benefit by using in many other ways as well.
Wash Your Face
You can also use coconut oil is nothing more than a basic skin cleaner. It works better than any other deep cleanser, cleaning out your pores and helping to give you more radiant, shiny, and clear skin. This can really help you if you have acne but don’t want to use a lot of the harsher skin products to clean out your pores. With coconut oil as a facial cleanser, it will also make exfoliation go much more quickly and be gentler on your skin, so that is another plus.
Keep in mind that if you have sensitive skin, sores, bad acne, or oily skin, you really should talk to your doctor before you start using coconut or coconut oil. While it is organic and natural, it is possible that your doctor has a better solution for you.
Use as a Natural Moisturizer
Using the coconut oil on your dry hands isn’t the only way to moisturize with it – you can use it all over your body for the same purpose. If you have combination skin, you might want to use the smallest amount and use it less often than someone who has dry skin. Just until you see how your skin reacts. You simply need to melt the oil slightly until it is a liquid so you can rub it on your skin. Let it sit for a few minutes to soak into the deep layers of skin, then cleanse your face as you normally would. For dry skin, you don’t need to completely wash it off. Instead of doing that, you can just wipe off any excess oil with a towel and leave the rest to soak into the layers of your skin.
Remove Your Makeup
Coconut oil also happens to work really great at removing your makeup at the end of the day. This is great news because you can stop using those makeup remover products that contain additives and chemicals, and instead use something that is completely natural. By using coconut oil to remove your makeup, you are giving your skin some natural cleansing along with a little added moisture as well. Coconut oil can also cut through grease, so there isn’t any makeup left behind, especially with thicker products like cream blush or foundation.
You don’t want to rub your skin a lot when removing makeup, so gently apply the oil with a cotton ball and leave it for a few minutes. Then use warm water to wash off the oil, along with a mild cleanser. This should get rid of most of the makeup on your face. Be careful when removing makeup around your eyes, using a cotton swab and being extra careful to get too close.
Remove Lines and Wrinkles
If you are concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, then applying coconut oil to your skin is perfect for you. There are properties in coconut that can help promote natural collagen growth in your skin, which is what helps it to keep its elasticity and help with those lines and wrinkles. Apply a little coconut oil to areas of your skin where you see lines and wrinkles, just using a very small amount. Make sure you blot it and never rub too much, as this causes more wrinkles. You can also apply it to your face and other skin on your body to help block the sun’s UV rays, which also protects your skin from age-related conditions later in life.